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What does Bessy mean?

Bessy Pronunciation of Bessy [bessy] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the name Bessy means "God is my oath". Bessy is an alternate form of Bess: short transcription of Elizabeth. Bessy is also a variant of Betty (Dutch, English, Hebrew).

Associated with: oath.


Bessy has 2 variants: Bessie and Bizzy.

30 more different relations via Bess, Betty, Elizabeth: Bell, Bella, Belle, Bet, Beta, Beth, Bethy, Bethzy, Betsan, Betsey, Betsie, Betsy, Bett, Betta, Bette, Betti, Bettye, Biffy, Buffy, Elsy, Helsa, Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa, Lissi, Lissy, Lyssa, Lyssi and Tetty.

Creative forms:
(female) Basy, Belsy, ..

(male) Beske, Bessim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bessy Shae (B.S.), ..

How popular is Bessy?

Bessy is an unusual first name for women. Bessy is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Bell, Bella (#74 via latest list), Belle (#1053), Bess, Bessie, Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy (#1692), Bette, Betti, Betty (#1287), Bettye, Buffy, Elizabeth (#13), Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa and Lyssa are the prominent varying forms of Bessy (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Bet, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Bessy reached its most widespread during 1880-1889 (usage of 6.4%) and has become significantly reduced since (usage 1%, 84.1% less), with versions such as Bette becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bell, Bella, Belle, Bess, Bessie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Beth, Bethzy, Betsey, Betsy, Bette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Betti, Betty, Bettye, Buffy, Elizabeth in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leasa, Leesa, Leisa, Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bella, Beth, Elizabeth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Becky, Benny, Berny, Berry, Berty, Bets, Bevvy, Cassy, Chessy, Cissy, Cressy, Essy, Hepsy, Issy, Jessy, Kassy, Kelsy, Kessy, Lesy, Missy, Nelsy, Nessy, Sessy, Sissy and Tessy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bessy.

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